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Childhood's End

4.09 based on 88554 ratings & 2909 reviews on Goodreads.com
Pan

07 May 10
9780330514019
272
£8.99
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Synopsis

Earth has become a Utopia, guided by a strange unseen people from outer space whose staggering powers have eradicated war, cruelty, poverty and racial inequality. When the 'Overlords' finally reveal themselves, their horrific form makes little impression.

Then comes the sign that the Overlords have been waiting for. A child begins to dream strangely - and develops remarkable powers. Soon this happens to every child - and the truth of the Overlords' mission is finally revealed to the human race. . .

A classic of the science fiction genre, Childhood's End is an intelligent, beautifully written exploration of what it means to be human from the inimitable Arthur C. Clarke. Now adapted as a three-part miniseries on Sky.

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Arthur C. Clarke is one of the true geniuses of our time.
Ray Bradbury
I count myself among the millions who have been inspired and encouraged by Arthur C. Clarke's contributions to literature
Neil Armstrong
Nobody has done more in the way of enlightened prediction than Arthur C. Clarke
Isaac Asimov